Preparing for a vacation can be an exciting and hectic time. However, amidst the packing and planning, it is easy to overlook important safety measures for your home. Neglecting proper precautions with your home’s electrical system can pose potential hazards and even threaten your home’s safety while you are away. To ensure a worry-free vacation, follow these important electrical safety tips before you leave for your trip.
Schedule a Safety Inspection with a Professional Electrician
Before leaving for your vacation, scheduling a safety inspection with a professional electrician is crucial. Licenced electricians have the expertise and knowledge to thoroughly inspect your home’s electrical system, ensuring all components are in working order. They can also identify potential hazards and provide the necessary repairs or replacements to keep your home safe.
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Inspect and Upgrade Your Alarm System and Home Security
Protecting your home against fire and burglary is essential while you are away. Therefore, it is crucial to inspect your smoke alarm, fire sensors, and security alarms and ensure they are in proper working order. Consider investing in a whole-house surge protector to safeguard your home and appliances from destructive power surges.
Unplug Unnecessary Electrical Devices and Appliances
Unplugging electrical devices and appliances that do not need to stay on while you are away is a simple but effective way to prevent potential fire hazards and save electricity. It is important to not only turn off these devices but to unplug them as well.
Invest in Motion Sensor Lights or Day-Night Switches
Leaving lights on while you are away might deter intruders, but it can also be a safety hazard. Consider investing in motion sensor lights or day-night switches to create the illusion of someone being home. These are not only energy-efficient but also provide added security for your home.
Inform a Trusted Neighbor of Your Vacation Plans
In case of an emergency, informing a trusted neighbour of your vacation plans is wise. They can monitor your home, collect your mail, and even park on your driveway to create the illusion of someone being home. However, be cautious about sharing too much information about your vacation on social media platforms.
Turn Off Your Garage Door System
Disconnecting your garage door system before leaving for your trip is important. This ensures that in case of an electricity outage, your garage door will not open, providing a potential point of access for intruders.
At Powerlec, we understand the importance of keeping your home safe while you are away. Our team of highly skilled electricians has over 20 years of experience working with homeowners and businesses in the Busselton area. We offer comprehensive safety inspections to ensure your home is secure and provide any necessary repairs or upgrades. Contact us today for a safety inspection and enjoy your vacation without worrying about the safety of your home.